Robert Washington is poised to become the newest addition to the roster of Canadian promotion Maximum Fighting Championship.
Sherdog.com has learned from a source close to the lightweight prospect that MFC has offered Washington a four-fight contract. Though not yet official, the deal is expected to be finalized imminently.
The 27-year-old holds a record of 9-1, with one no-contest. Washington has spent the bulk of his career fighting on and around the island of Guam, where he was stationed with the United States Navy and trained at Melchor Manibusan’s Spike 22 gym. Having recently returned to his native Illinois, Washington has taken up training with Matt Hughes’ H.I.T. Squad.
Washington’s most recent trip inside the cage resulted in a unanimous decision win over Tony Parker on Dec. 10 at a local show in Lawrenceburg, Ind. The win capped off a 5-1 year and served as a rebound for Washington, who suffered the first defeat of his professional career when he was knocked out by Ronnie Borja at PXC 20 in July. Prior to that loss, “The Beast” had reeled off eight consecutive wins, including five by way of stoppage.
Despite competing at welterweight against Parker, Washington is expected to return to 155 pounds under the MFC banner.